Recent Reviews for Jane St Clair
Walk Me to Midnight (Book) - 2/6/2008 10:15:36 AM|
I usually never read crime or mystery genre fiction, but I do have very strong associations with the medical ethics that underlie voluntary euthenasia, and am a medical professional as well (cardiopulmonary and cardiovascular). It's an interesting subject for a fictional work and therefore I may just read it. Interesting what one runs across on Author's Den, nes c'est pas?
The Secret Life of Plants (Short Story) - 8/31/2009 2:49:43 PM
Good imagery in the relation of plants to humans and anorexia to slow death. The way you describe the systematic approach to eating is done very well. The one thing I don't understand is her comparisons between her wait and how attractive she is. I realize that anorexic people wrongly view weight loss as attractive (it is even more mistaken in a post-J. Lo, post-Beyonce world), but I thought that the thing that kept them going was the fact that they would never reach their ideal, which your character has. It's just a though, and I might be wrong. Otherwise, very good piece.
The Time We Lost Gigi (Short Story) - 2/9/2009 8:07:02 PM
A Doggone good story!
Could poetry be next?
The Secret Life of Plants (Short Story) - 10/20/2008 3:24:11 PM
This was interesting and real. Many persons with these disorders cannot see it.
The Secret Life of Plants (Short Story) - 6/23/2008 10:29:16 PM
Powerful write here, Anorexia is a dangerous thing, and it often hidden until its to late, thank you for sharing
The Secret Life of Plants (Short Story) - 5/31/2008 6:30:30 PM
Beautifully written and so truthful. I have a niece who battles with bulemia and OCD. Many people don't realize the pain of this very real disease and how it controls them and the secrets they keep from others.
The Time We Lost Gigi (Short Story) - 2/23/2008 9:06:05 AM
"...And by the way, in my next life I want to come back as your poodle."
This was the sentence that hit me like a brick wall...and it only got better from there!
"You have a way with words", so they say...but I think... knowing too, that I finally made a revelation of my own reading this...therefore, I say,
"You have a way with living words!"
. . . your comparisons, your emotions...you unconditional love, your husbands worry, the policemans job...the secrets...no stones unturned...its all there!
Everyone should have an Uncle Bud...I had an "Uncle Al", not related by blood, but still everyones UNCLE AL!
At 11 years old, Al refused to ever leave his room again!
School was too difficult for him, and in order to avoid ridicule and being teased for his hand me downs and gross obesity, he stayed in his room... until he was 42!
Neither parent stepped in to get him help, and back then, schools didn't get involved with truency.
At the age of 42, when I met him...his story intrigued me...He read every book ever written, twice! He had the mind of a seer! I can't even begin to explain!
One day, I taught him to work a camera and convinced him somehow, to go out and about, we took him on drives...we showed this grown man the world for the first time in his life, and I could feel that little eleven year old child in him, in his astonishments, his questions, his soul...Wow!...I could go on and on...
Your an inspiration, Jane! Always WRITE! You are Blessed to have such a man in your lives!
Love and Peace~
The Time We Lost Gigi (Short Story) - 2/21/2008 10:06:56 AM
Beautiful story of love and acceptance of those who are less than prefect; dogs know no hatred. A lesson we all can learn from. I know a lady here in Texas who has this same thing; yet I don't see the bumps and tumors, even though they're there for everyone to see: instead I see a lovely lady who loves her Lord.
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
I Survived Hospice! Wear that tee shirt proudly! (Article) - 1/24/2012 7:50:03 AM
Hi Jane, it's been a while. Good article. Live people shouldn't die. On the other hand, it is difficult to make this offer to dead ones. For a few years my wife and I took my mother, an ardent catholic, on little trips, including to the chapel. We both overheard her praying, a number of times, "Take me, please, please take me." Alas, the powers she addressed remained indifferent. She'd spent the last 3 years of her "life" on her back, incontinent, with advanced stages of dementia. She died in her 100th year. Wasn't she lucky? How I wish she weren't a catholic and could have taken advantage of departure from her vegetative state by an act of her own will.
I do not believe that I am a man with a soul. I hold that I am a soul, an individualized i.e. indivisible part of the omnipresent I AM. I do not die. Ever. I am immortal. Sounds different if I spell it I AM immortal, doesn't it? My body which most people hold so dear is only my temporary sheath, through which I experience the process of becoming. I love my body, but I love my soul more.
Forgive me for going at length. But you see, a few years before my mother finally left her decrepit body, my father died, at 100, after the last few years being tied down, physically, to his bed, to make sure he wouldn't hurt himself. He had Alzheimer's. They wouldn't let him die either. Aren't they nice?
Tragedy in Our Tucson Neighborhood: Gabrielle Giffords Shot (Article) - 1/11/2011 2:25:04 PM
As one "scribbling saint" to another, congratulations on your graceful article on the tragedy in Tucson. Up to a point I do agree with your thought that "peace begins within each of us". But this must include those who (to paraphrase Ms. Giffords herself)ignore the fact that overheated political speech does have consequences.
Jack (John J.) St. John
Assisted Suicide and Your End-of-Life Chats with Your Doctor (Article) - 11/22/2010 4:31:58 PM
This is a very informative article. It made me question the Assisted Suicide arguments that I had begun to accept. I began to realize that the "End of Life Chats" could lead to thinking that anyone over 65 is unnecessary and could be denied any kind of medical treatment. Is this how they are going to solve the economic crisis? I think other methods could be used. Why do we accept the idea that rich people are allowed to get richer and richer while poor people are left to starve and die? Dividing the wealth more equally would mean that everyone could live to a happy old age. Thank you for writing this article.
To Molly with Love on National Suicide Survivors' Day (Article) - 11/18/2010 4:21:41 PM
The Ladies of the View Don't Know Jack About Kevorkian (Article) - 7/27/2010 12:39:08 AM
He sickly enjoys killing people and watching them die,.. I saw the smile, as his eyes lit up in an interview… Then like Himmler, he expressed his admiration for how merciful poison gas was in the death camps. He is sick…sick…sick. Someone that sick really does need to have their life ended…voluntarily or involuntarily. As to the VUE… Those people make more sense if you turn off the sound.
The Ladies of the View Don't Know Jack About Kevorkian (Article) - 7/25/2010 5:46:42 AM
Germany & Assisted Suicide: The Wrong Side of History Again (Article) - 6/27/2010 12:15:23 AM
Unfortunately. here in what use to be the United States...we've just given the "government" the right to pull the plug at their discression.
Danza Mexicana (Article) - 1/28/2010 5:53:16 AM
He Was A Teenage Vegetable (Article) - 11/28/2009 4:31:16 AM
129 Things To Do Instead of Suicide (Article) - 11/10/2009 6:58:49 PM
Suicides Equals Totally "Parental Neglect"...
Credit Illuminating Write...
Twilight (Article) - 11/6/2009 7:21:12 AM
Absolutely hilarious. LOL!
The Non-Bucket List - 10 Things Not to do before you die (Article) - 9/17/2009 2:41:07 PM
I love it! Your writing and humor was a wonderful break in my dull studies today! Thank you! :-)
Assisted Suicide and Your End-of-Life Chats with Your Doctor (Article) - 7/28/2009 3:10:18 PM
If these Nazis occupying our government need help with their suicide, I'll be glad to assist.
Everybody Comes to San Xavier (Article) - 7/19/2009 6:27:30 PM
Jane, This is to weird..........I was there when I was on vacation..
many a moon ago. I was nine years old. You are right it is still
beautiful without total restoration. Thank-you!
A Walk in the High Country (Article) - 7/3/2009 8:24:02 AM
A beautiful walk through the high country. It makes me want to put on my hiking shoes and go there.
No Such Thing As Assisted Suicide (Article) - 11/20/2008 8:57:18 PM
30 Logical Reasons to Vote NO on Proposition I-1000 (Article) - 10/24/2008 6:14:01 AM
Excellent, well written article that should be seriously considered by all voters.
30 Logical Reasons to Vote NO on Proposition I-1000 (Article) - 10/9/2008 6:53:49 PM
In 2004, I had two very serious operations. I was in critical care for
34 days, 26 days in critical care. I received excellent medical care at
U.W. Medical center. However, by the 30 day, I was deeply depressed. I
told my daughter, I was praying that I would die, and told a nurse that I wanted to go home and die. After I got out of the hospital, I was happy I wasn't living in Oregon where they may have let me die.
I am voting NQ on proposition 1000.
30 Logical Reasons to Vote NO on Proposition I-1000 (Article) - 10/5/2008 11:58:07 AM
The Non-Bucket List - 10 Things Not to do before you die (Article) - 7/1/2008 8:51:15 AM
I'm still laughing Jane... good...scratch that...GREAT list! The pumpkin/apple thing is SOOOO TRUE... THat THING in the desert..is simply that.. The class reunion is so funny...made me remember the last one...HE wasn't there...everyone looked ANCIENT...and..I was laughing all the way home! I love Low-Class Weddings, parties, and just get-togethers...so cool!... My dad spoke German and I never understood a lick! Got through a couple pages of Ulysses and wondered WHY did I want to read it? Never been to Lake Michigan, but now I know it's cold! Yup to RodeoDr and all that Hollywood stuff..Well, The first Rocky was ok...just can't talk myself into anymore torture... and well... I have to wear glasses to read, and no one can fix that except $$$$$$$$$... Great article. I'm really interested in your other work.. Hope to keep track of you. Bet you are a fun person in true life...(this is make believe of course!) Best to you. lindalaw
The Non-Bucket List - 10 Things Not to do before you die (Article) - 1/28/2008 9:50:26 AM
Love the idea, but don't agree with the 10 not-to-do things. That doesn't matter; it's the idea that counts.
The Non-Bucket List - 10 Things Not to do before you die (Article) - 1/16/2008 7:45:48 AM
Hilarious and I completely agree, Jane. We are all much too list-oriented, and a lot of that comes from "The Machine" of PR and publishing, trying to tell us what matters, including the reading public! Smart, funny article. more more more! Eileen